INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
The International Summer School (ISS) is a 6-week programme with a focus on “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability”. It is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB).
The programme offers outstanding and enthusiastic undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire excellent practical skills and hands-on training from leading scientists in molecular biology. If this describes you then please keep reading to find out more about the ISS and how to apply.
The International Summer School has a clearly defined and unique profile that will provide you with an interdisciplinary education in the following fields:
- Gene Regulation
- DNA Damage & Genome Stability
- Developmental Biology
- Systems Biology & Bioinformatics
- Translational Research
Research Groups participating in the ISS include groups at IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University and Mainz’s University Medical Centre.
The ISS 2018 will take place from 6 August – 14 September 2018.
The participation fee is 350 Euros, which can be waived for candidates who meet certain criteria. This decision will be made only after the selection of the candidates, please do not inquire about this in advance, i.e. as part of your application process. If you are selected for the ISS, we will discuss this with you then.
Costs for your accommodation, the social programme organized by ISS and training activities are covered. We will also reimburse your travel costs up to the fixed rate provided by the DAAD as travel allowances.
You will have to pay for your visa and any other living expenses, such as food and drink and local travel (if required), during your stay.
ELIGIBILITY & HOW TO APPLY
- 13 March 2018: Deadline for registration (12:00 noon CET)
- 20 March 2018: Deadline for application (12:00 noon CET)
Before you apply, please read the information below and on the FAQ page carefully and check the example application form to prepare your application. You will find the link to the registration page at the end of this page.
To be eligible to apply for the ISS you need to have been successfully studying a life sciences related subject at the university for a minimum of two years. Students currently studying for a Masters degree or conducting Ph.D. research can also apply. Since the programme has a strong hands-on focus, you should have some previous research experience.
The ISS is an international programme and applications are encouraged from students from all over the world. However, unfortunately, due to funding restrictions, German students or students studying in Germany during the time of the ISS are not eligible for consideration.
The international nature of the ISS means that the entire programme is held in English, so you need to be able to communicate in this language.
How to Apply
The application consists of 2 steps:
Registration: provide contact details of yourself and referees. Once you have submitted this information, you will receive an email link to the online application form. Your nominated referees will also receive a personalized link to the standard reference form and upload page. You will be notified by email when a reference letter is submitted. It is important that we receive the reference letter(s) prior to the application deadline!
Please make sure that you enter all contact data correctly since we cannot change it after your registration and emails are sent automatically by our application system.
Application: The application form will ask you to provide the information and documents listed below. As the form cannot be saved, we strongly advise you to prepare and save this information separately before you begin. Texts can then be pasted into the form as required. The application must be completed in English.
An example of the registration and application forms you need to fill in can be viewed here.
The online application form will ask for:
- Personal data, including your address and contact details
- Curriculum vitae
- University registration certificate that confirms your status as a student (if applicable)
- High school certificate
- University studies (including certificates of qualification and transcript records)
- Extra-curricular activities or awards
- A motivational statement describing your interest in the ISS
Please note that your documents should be uploaded as 2 PDF files:
- CV, max size 3 MB
- Education certificates, max size 4 MB
Certificates or copies of your university records are preferred in English. However, if not available from your university, authorized translations are not necessary.
Please click here to register.